Ashley Graham Shares Sexual Harassment Past

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In a recent interview with Glamour Magazine, Ashley Graham revealed that she was sexually harassed when she was only seventeen.

“There was an incident on set of a campaign job when I was 17 years old—I haven’t told this story—and there was a photo assistant who was into me. He was like, Hey, come here,” and he led me into a closet. And I was like, “What?” I thought he was going to show me something. And he pulled me in, and he pulled his penis out. And he was like, “Grab it.” And I was like, “No! That’s disgusting.” I freaked out. And thank God I was closer to the door, and I just bolted out.”

Graham further discussed how she swept the disturbing incident under the rug, hoping that the assistant had changed into a better person. However, she realized that she couldn’t have something like this ever happen again.

As someone who remains highly vocal about body activism and positivity, Graham wants to make sure that women are in control of their own bodies. Because of her recent catapult to fame as a plus-size model, it seems that she’s now more determined than ever.

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